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Phantom P-51D Mustang
Phantom P-51D Mustang - Transparent Working Model
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
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SUMMARY
Highs: Nostalgia.
Lows: Dated mold quality.
Verdict: A time machine kit that takes you back to simpler times.
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: 85-0067
  Suggested Retail: $40
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 68.75%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Glad they still offer this! I have so many good memories of this model, I built at least two. Been tempted to buy the reissue. I dunno about today yet as of the mid-1990s this kit was still considered the most accurate P-51D available.
APR 17, 2015 - 12:30 PM
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APR 17, 2015 - 12:33 PM
Not sure what to make of this, but I'm glad it's there for a stroll down memory lane.
APR 21, 2015 - 02:55 AM
Hi Jim Cheers for a wonderful blast from the past. This was always a dream kit for me and my friends in the '60s - something we saw advertised in imported American comics, but never turned up in our LHS. All the best Rowan
APR 24, 2015 - 07:23 AM
My father bought this kit for he and I to build when I was 8 years old. I don't think we ever finished it. I bought the re-release in the 70's and built it for him one Christmas. I painted one side in the colors of the p-51 he flew during the war and left the other side clear. Thanks for the memories, C.
APR 24, 2015 - 10:22 AM
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